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Offline amigakit

ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« on: March 21, 2010, 09:41:41 AM »
AmigaKit.com is pleased to announce ZorRAM, a new modern memory card for Zorro 3 Amiga computers.

The new card will be supplied with 128MB of SDRAM memory as standard.  It features a low profile Zorro card and has full Autoconfig support.

It will be available exclusively from the AmigaKit webstores within the next 6-8 weeks.  Pricing will be announced shortly.

Project Development
During 2009, it became apparent that old Zorro 3 memory boards were scarce and consequently selling for over-inflated high prices in the second-user market.   We approached our hardware partners E3B and Individual Computers with a brief to produce a modern day memory card for the A3000 / A4000 (T).  After encountering many problems and employing E3B's expertise in the area of Zorro expansion development, the ZorRAM card was developed.

We would like to thank our hardware partners for the many months of development work put into this project.

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« Last Edit: April 11, 2010, 08:21:10 PM by amigakit »
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Offline NovaCoder

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 05:04:20 AM »
Well done to all involved, it's always nice to see new classic HW :)
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Offline Gulliver

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 05:24:04 AM »
Yep, well done. Despite I do not have an A3000/4000 to use this card, it is great to see new hardware is still being developed.
 

Offline Tumbleweed

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 06:19:46 AM »
Another great development for ZorroIII Amiga's.

Will you be able to use more than one card at onnce to give 256MB, 512MB and 1GB Ram?

Are there any bigger versions planned ie 256MB?

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Offline Amigaz

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 07:52:34 AM »
Excellent, much appreciated :)
 

Offline Jiffy

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 08:02:22 AM »
Great!

There's a good chance I will order one for my A3000.

It's good to see new hardware for classic Miggies. :-)
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Offline cv643d

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 09:16:24 AM »
Finally there is proper need for 7-slot Zorro 3 busboards :)
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Offline hardlink

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 02:29:04 PM »
Quote from: amigakit;548943
 After encountering many problems and employing E3B's expertise in the area of Zorro expansion development, the ZorRAM card was developed. We would like to thank our hardware partners for the many months of development work put into this project.



Great! I have never gotten my FastLane Z3 memory  working quite right. Anyone want to buy one? :) Oh, and while the Zorro III expertise is available, could you build a Zorro III expansion for my A1000 so I could use more ZorRAM cards? You see, the Garganturam card in my Zorro I Byte by Byte Pal expansion box just doesn't cut it anymore.
 

Offline trekiej

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2010, 08:01:54 PM »
Is that an original A1000 or GBA1000?
I have never heard of Z3 on an A1000.
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Offline hardlink

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2010, 08:58:12 PM »
Quote from: trekiej;549218
Is that an original A1000 or GBA1000?
I have never heard of Z3 on an A1000.

There has not been one yet, but I still want one! My Byte by Byte PAL expansion is an interesting relic - it was, I believe, the first expansion, even before Commodore. It's actually Zorro I (yes, One) and was built before CBM had finished the A2000 design - they supposedly worked with CBM to de-bug and implement the concept of Amiga bus-based expansion. The hardware designer, with his name imprinted on the circuit card, is Brad Carvey, Garth's brother :), who later went on to help design the Video Toaster.

Edit: Probably most don't even know Byte by Byte made hardware. After the drama of Amiga expansion, they got out of hardware completely and into 3D software that is well known, Sculpt 3D/4D.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2010, 09:02:59 PM by hardlink »
 

Offline Zac67

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2010, 09:04:25 PM »
For a start, Z3 requires a 32 bit CPU...
 

Offline trekiej

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2010, 10:13:09 PM »
Does that include Dana Carvey?
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Offline 560SL

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2010, 10:18:40 PM »
Really good news!
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Offline jiminy

Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2010, 10:21:33 PM »
Will it require a certain Buster or Ramsey revision?
 

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Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2010, 11:23:37 PM »
Quote from: cv643d;549162
Finally there is proper need for 7-slot Zorro 3 busboards :)


Hehehe ! 7-slot ZORRO 3: it's not enough for my A3000(T): see picture http://www.amiga.org/gallery/index.php?n=3081.

If I calculate well, 7 x 256MB, it would make a total of 1.792MB !!!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible, but I don't think it will works fine!
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-A3K(D)030@25MHz/134MB RAM/KS3.1/OS3.9/Buster11/RETINA Z2/OKTAGON 2008/VLAB YC/MIDI/DKB3128/HDD18GB
-A2K/ROM 1.3-3.1/2MBCHIP/8MB/A2091/OKTAGON 2008/A2058/TANDEM IDE/FlickerFixer-Scandoubler/Genlock
-A1200/KS3.1/2MB+9MB/CF2GB A1200/KS3.0/2MB/CF1GB/
-A1K/KS1.2/Kickstart Adapter/A1050/512K
-A600/1MB/A603 1MB/CF2GB/4MB RAM expansion
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